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The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center invites you to a training on the Accessible Design and Construction requirements of the Federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). This workshop will educate housing and construction professionals on the FHA’s technical requirements and HUD’s Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines and will promote compliance with those requirements. Register below
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Sinclair Conference Center
Workshop participants will learn about the seven FHA Design and Construction requirements:
- Accessible building entrance on an accessible route
- Accessible public and common-use areas
- Usable doors
- Accessible route into and through the dwelling unit
- Light switches, electrical outlets, thermostats, and other environmental controls in accessible locations
- Reinforced walls in bathrooms for later installation of grab bars
- Usable kitchens and bathrooms
This course is approved for 6.0 HSW hours of continuing education by the Ohio Architects Board and the Ohio Landscape Architects Board. This course is pending approval by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 5.75 total CLE hours instruction¹. This course is approved for 6.0 hours of continuing education credits by the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate Licensing and Professional Licensing.
¹ Our previous offerings of this class did get CLE approval and we anticipate no problems with this class also being granted CLE approval.
Check in and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome and opening remarks
8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Fair Housing Act accessibility requirements overview — Part I
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fair Housing Act accessibility requirements overview — Part II
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Strategies for compliant bathrooms
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Strategies for compliant kitchens
, RA, is an associate principal of LCM Architects
and oversees the program management of Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST
, a nationwide initiative of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide technical guidance and training to the public about design and construction requirements of the Federal Fair Housing Act (FHA).
A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University (Bachelor of Architecture) and of the University of London (Master of Science in History of Modern Architecture), Mr. Ritzu has been involved in the housing profession since 1977, focusing primarily on multi-family housing. His clients have included financial institutions, universities, hospitality companies, municipalities, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Through his experiences in various aspects of practice—including design, production, technical coordination, inspection, and management—he has acquired extensive knowledge of building, zoning, and accessibility code analysis, interpretation and application.
Mr. Ritzu has taught at Carnegie-Mellon University and University of Illinois at Chicago, and he has lectured nationwide on design and contruction requirements of the FHA, architecture, and architectural criticism. He is a member of the Society of Architectural Historians.
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